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Old Jun 29, 2005, 7:00 AM   #1
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I've been pretty busy late and haven't had a chance to check out the forum or
get out for photos for that matter.

Anyway, finally got a chance to get out and cruise the woods again. As I was
driving along, I spotted this guy strecthed out across the road sunning himself.
After a few photos, I had to get him to move because I couldn't get around him,
so I tossed a rock at him and he coiled up. He wasn't real happy about that, but
I think he would have preferred that as opposed to becoming a road pizza.

All shots 20D, 100-400L, ISO 400

This was how I first spotted him
100mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec


Zoomed in
400mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec


After he coiled up
400mm, f/9, 1/400 sec

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Old Jun 29, 2005, 9:37 AM   #2
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I really love that last shot. Your shutter speed was just slow enough to get motion in the rattle. I don't think anyone could have done a better job.

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Old Jun 29, 2005, 10:51 PM   #3
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Really nicely done.

I like them all... they get better as they go down, with the story ending nicely with the last one. Well done!

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Old Jun 30, 2005, 4:36 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for taking the time to check out the photos and your comments.

Ron - As for your comment on the last shot, it just worked out that way as I was
trying to get enough DOF at the long end of the zoom to get the whole snake in focus.
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Old Jun 30, 2005, 6:02 AM   #5
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nice ones , you should have turned in to Steve Erwin and investigated him further :G
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Old Jun 30, 2005, 10:18 PM   #6
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Very nice photos! I have yet to see a Rattler in the wild! Great sequence.



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Old Jun 30, 2005, 10:50 PM   #7
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beautiful shots!!!! the last one is a classic pose and is close to perfect!!! how close were you?? and how did you coax im into coiling?

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p.s. nevermind!!! i guess rocks work.
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Thanks all for viewing and your comments, much appreciated! As for distance, I think I was
probably 20 feet or more away, which was all the closer I cared to get!
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